My grandfather took us all to Atlantic City one Easter when I was in grade school or junior high. This would have been in the early 50s or late 40s. We rented tandem bikes to cycle on the boardwalk in the morning.
My sister and my parents and some friends (photo 2 and 3) went cycling on the boardwalk again when I was in college in the late 50s. The friends had children who rode a tricycle and a two wheeler with training wheels (photo 5 and 4)
Bike riding is still apparently allowed between 6:30 am and 10am daily.
Equipment: Bicycle rentals are available from B&K Bicycle Rentals, Inc., with locations at:
* North Carolina and the Boardwalk at the base of the Boardwalk ramp (near Resorts Atlantic City.)
* Iowa Ave. and the Boardwalk (near Tropicana Casino and Resort)
Adult and children bikes, baby seats, tandem and safety helmets are available for rent. ID and/or deposit required.
With all of the casinos in Atlantic City, it’s easy to forget that the city became an attraction because of its beaches. The beach is closed from 10pm until 10am. There is no picnicking or alcoholic beverages, no dogs, no ball or Frisbee throwing, no skateboards (?) no open fires and no loud music allowed. I think it’s alright if you lie quietly in the sun, but check before hand.
Equipment: There are change rooms and washrooms available at intervals along the Boardwalk. There is usually a shower at the base of the steps top the Boardwalk to wash off sand. Chairs, lounges, umbrellas and cabañas are available for rent but there is a limited supply which is used up quickly during the weekend. Refreshments are available at the Beach Bars or along the Boardwalk itself.
Cycling is allowed along the Boardwalk, but only between 6am and 10am. I believe that bicycles are intended to stay in the middle of the Boardwalk, between the yellow lines where the rolling chairs normally operate.
Equipment: Signs along the Boardwalk: (1) “Bike riders please be courteous. Please ride carefully, watch for pedestrians.” (2) “Pedestrians keep to the right. Please watch your children during bicycling hours.”
Although skate boarding is frowned upon, rollerblading seems to be acceptable along the Boardwalk. I’m not convinced that this is a good idea though. These two made quite a lot of noise skating along the Boardwalk because the wooden boards are uneven and have small gaps between them. It couldn’t have been a very pleasant ride.
Fun for the family. There are 18 holes of miniature golf with contours such as roughs, sandtraps and elevated greens. Open March through October, you can play for $6 early bird, $7 after 6pm.
If you swimm to far away or if you are in need of help friendly lifeguards are always here for you..........